Half-Caste Children.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 12th November 1936.

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Lieut.-Colonel SANDEMAN ALLEN:

asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn to the increasing number of half-caste children in Cardiff, Liverpool, Glasgow, and other ports; and what steps are being taken to meet the difficulty which occurs in finding employment for boys and girls who are the result of miscegenation in these ports?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I am making inquiries and will communicate with my hon. and gallant Friend.

Lieut.-Colonel SANDEMAN ALLEN:

Will my right hon. Friend see that in such employment the standard of living of the community is not lowered owing to the unfortunate position of these people?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I think I had better complete my inquiries.

Photo of Mr David Logan Mr David Logan , Liverpool Scotland

Are the words "half-caste" a misprint? Should it not be "half-fed"?

Photo of Mr Thomas Kennedy Mr Thomas Kennedy , Kirkcaldy District of Burghs

Will the Minister correct me if I am wrong in stating that the number of children referred to in this question is very much smaller in Glasgow than in other parts?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I will complete my inquiries first.